Trillium Hill Kennel is
pleased to present the Litter Evaluation Report
of the Second Beauty/Artus Litter!

Litter Evaluation Report

March 11-12, 2000

Performed by Tina Barber and Lyn Segee
(Breed Warden and ISSR Certified Litter Evaluator)
Download a Sample  Litter Evaluation Report with explanation of the tests

Males

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Black Collar Black/Red Dual Plush Male

(Now residing in Florida)

Human Interaction:  A Puppy followed immediately
Submission/Dominance A/10 
Sociability:  A  
Elevation/forgiveness:  A  
Pain Threshold: 10
Retrieve Drive: Not interested in ball
Gun shyness: B
Fighting Drive Not interested in can or tug
Maze:  B (perfect)
Conformation:
Head:  Nice broad head, good stop, good bite, nice triangular shaped ears, ears just above the line.
Structure:  Wither, good top line, good croup, good length of tail, good front, broad chest but a little high, nice bone, good hocks, nice ample thigh, adequate sickle.  Adequate length of leg, tail set ok.
Movement:  
Temperament:  Medium Soft
Exceptional Qualities:  Extremely well balanced with an oustanding head!

Tina's Additional Comments: 

Definitely a show stopper! I would like to see a little more leg on this boy, but then absolute perfection is not easy to find. This pup will be an excellent ambassador for his breed and should be shown as often as possible. He could also make a very good obedience prospect with his willing to please attitude, he has the potential to go far!

 

 

"Black Jack"

Green Collar Black
Smooth Male

 

 (Now residing in New Jersey)

Human Interaction: A
Submission Dominance A /10 
Sociability:
Elevation/Forgiveness:  A, forgave immediately
Pain Threshold:  5
Retrieve Drive: Investigated can
Gun shyness:  B
Fighting Drive:  Showed some interest in the can but distracted by his nose
Maze:  B (went right through)
Conformation:
Head:  Nice stop, good bite, nice broad head, ears nicely shaped, ears just above the line.
Structure: Good length of leg, slight wither, good top line, good croup, good tail set, good length of tail, good length of body, good front, chest a little high, good hocks, ample thigh, nice sickle, ample bone
Movement  
Temperament:  Medium
Exceptional Qualities Well balanced! Exceptional intelligence
 
Tina's Additional Comments: 

Excellent attitude! This was my favorite working prospect male! He showed some good aptitude for possible future Sch/SAR training, not to mention agility/other interesting working variations. Definitely a large, beautiful, willing worker! This pup also has a lot of show potential, and should be taken to many competitions!

 

Red Collared Male

Red Collar
Bi-Black Sable Grey Male


(now residing in downstate New York with his half-sister)

Human Interaction: B/Stayed to check things out , followed when called, then left and came back
Submission/Dominance:  A/2
Sociability: A
Elevation/Forgiveness: 
Pain Threshold:  4
Fighting Drive:  B
Retrieve Drive:  A
Gun shyness: B
Maze: Stopped in the middle of the maze and just smiled
Conformation:
Head:  Nice stop, good bite, ears on line, nicely shaped and not overly heavy, nice head
Structure:  No wither, nice straight top line, good croup, good tail set, good length of tail, good length of bone, ample bone, good length of leg, ample thigh, hocks ok, straight hocked, chest a little high, good front.
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:   Personality plus! A real con artist!
Temperament:    Medium soft, but a little independent

Tina's additional comments: 

 A very well balanced flashy pup. Although he has a low pain tolerance he showed some signs of independence and could be a bit of a challenge for the inexperienced trainer. His goal in life is to be a spoiled couch potato, but with the right motivation he could become a very dependable obedience/working prospect!

 

"Roland"

Brown Collar
Black Smooth Male


(now residing in Virginia)

Human Interaction: A, followed immediately when realized helper had left
Submission/Dominance:  A/3 (stiffened in the snow before being put down)
Sociability: A
Elevation/forgiveness:  A/Forgave immediately
Pain Threshold: 8
Retrieve Drive:  More interested in tester than in ball
Gun shyness:  A
Fighting Drive: A/ interested in the tester
Maze: B/Looked for a shortcut and then went through
Conformation:
Head:  Good stop, good bite, ear set good, ears nice and triangular shaped, slightly feminine head
Structure: Slight wither, good top line, good croup, good tail set, good length of tail, chest high and slightly shallow, hocks good, very hocky with inadequate thigh, good length of body, a little narrow in front, good length of leg.
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:    Exceptional athletic ability
Temperament: Medium hard
  
Tina's Additional Comments: 

This pup tested out to have a high pain tolerance, with a low submission. He will need an athletic, alpha leader to bring out the best in him. He is built to be an excellent jumper/agility/herding prospect, with his higher hocks and powerful body, he will be able to do a lot of things that many other pups could never do!

 

 

Black Smooth Male

Tan Collar Black Smooth Male

(still available)

Human Interaction: B/ Not excited about coming, but did come when called
Submission/Dominance:  A/10  Started to struggle at 6, tail tucked up
Sociability: A
Elevation/forgiveness:  A/ Not really forgiving
Pain Threshold: Pulled at 5, screamed at 6
Retrieve Drive:  Approached ball with caution
Gun shyness: A
Fighting Drive: Showed some interest in tug
Maze: B/ hesitated but went through
Conformation:
Head:  Nice broad head, good ear set, good bite, good stop
Structure: Nice bone, slight wither, good top line, good tail set, good length of tail, good front, chest high and slightly shallow, good length of leg, straight hock, slight hocking in, good length of body
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:   Extremely gentle and loving
Temperament: Soft

Tina's Additional Comments: 

This pup is looking for a nice loving family with lots of children for him to play with! He does not have the confidence to be a big hero, or competition worker, he just wants to stay home and be a beautiful-large loving pet! He will give his heart to those he loves, and make an excellent (willing) obedience prospect!


Little Napoleon

Black/Silver Male


(still available)

Human Interaction: A/vocal
Submission/Dominance:  A/4
Sociability: A
Elevation/forgiveness:  A/tail constantly wagging
Pain Threshold: Pulled at 1, screamed at 2
Retrieve Drive:  Licked ball
Gun shyness: A
Fighting Drive: Not interested in can or tug
Maze: He panicked (not thinking) but did make it through
Conformation:
Head:  Nice stop,  nice broad head, nice ears, good bite
Structure: Frail boned, short coupled, straight hocks, no wither, thighs a little narrow, low stationed
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:   Personality to die for!
Temperament: Super soft!

Tina's Additional Comments: 

This pup just loves to wag his tail & 'talk"! He will make an excellent pet for any family that is willing to spend a lot of time with him. he has a driving need for tons of attention! With the proper guidance he can be taught to do some amazing things, certainly a good "teaching" prospect for the Eisenman method!


Females

Puppy Goodnight Green Collar Black Plush Female

a/k/a "PG"

(Now residing in California)

Human Interaction: A / confident--licked face
Submission/Dominance:  A/1
Sociability: A
Elevation/forgiveness:  B / struggled at 4
Pain Threshold: Pulled back at 3-4, chewed at 7, then gave up and went to a count of 10
Retrieve Drive:  Killed the ball
Gun shyness: A
Fighting Drive: Went right up to the can/played with tug then went off to investigate
Maze: B/ bulldozed her way through
Conformation:
Head:  Nice stop, nice head, good bite, nice triangular shaped ears and not too heavy, ears on the line
Structure: Slight wither, good top line, good croup, good tail set, good length of tail, good front, good length of body, good sickle, ample thigh, good hocks, chest high, good length of leg, ample bone
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:   Lots and lots of pizzazz
Temperament:  Medium Hard

Tina's Additional Comments: 

Exceptional working prospect! This girl has a lot of drive, and with proper training can excel in a variety of working programs, especially Sch/Agility/Herding. She will also make a very flashy show prospect, and should certainly be utilized in an extensive breeding program. She has all of the "right" stuff to become an excellent ambassador for our breed! 

 

"Tang2"

Black Collar Black Sable Female 
a/k/a "Tang2"

(Now residing in Virginia)

Human Interaction: Came when called, left then came back
Submission/Dominance:  A/1
Sociability: A/Tail wagging
Elevation/forgiveness:  A/Tail wagging, demanding and complaining
Pain Threshold: 14 on a scale of 1 to 10
Retrieve Drive:  A/ got the ball but went by the helper two times before returning it to her
Gun shyness: A
Fighting Drive: Investigated the can and shook the tug
Maze: B/Looked to find a different way out but went through
Conformation:
Head:  Nice triangular ears, good ear set, nice stop, nice broad head, good bite
Structure: Had wither, good top line, good croup, good tail set, good length of tail, good front, chest high and slightly shallow, good length of leg, good length of body, ample bone, good hocks, ample thigh, adequate sickle
Movement:  
Exceptional Qualities:   Excellent show & working prospect
Temperament:  

Tina's Additional Comments: 

An exceptional smooth coat! This girl has the potential to go far in the ring. She has a very sparkling personality, and could also become a great obedience/agility/herding (and possible SAR, etc.) competition dog. Certainly not a couch potato, this one will need to be given lots of jobs to keep her from getting bored ;-)


"Josephine"

Tan Collar Black Sable Smooth Female
(KC)

(Now residing in New York)

Human Interaction:  B/ Followed after the tester but played hesitated 
Submission/Dominance: A  / 7  Tucked tail when on her back
Sociability: 
Elevation/forgiveness:  A / Forgave
Pain Threshold:  7 
Retrieve drive: Investigated ball
Gun shyness: A
Fighting drive: B Went right to can, not interested in tug 
Maze:  B
Conformation:
Head:   Adequate stop, good ear set, good bite, feminine head
Structure:  Slight wither, good top line, good tail set, good length of tail, good front, nice chest (high), adequate length of leg, adequate length of body, adequate thigh and bone,  hock a little straight
Movement:   
Temperament:    Medium soft
Exceptional Qualities  Very well balanced

Tina's Additional Comments: 

This girl will need lots of socialization, but with the right training she has great potential as an obedience/working dog. She will demand a lot of attention and patience, but could also do very well in the show ring! Even though her head is a little feminine, she has many other structural pluses for a sound breeding program.

 

Black Smooth Female

Brown Collar
Black Smooth Female


(Residing in Georgia)

Human Interaction:  B (stopped coming when Jim opened the door)
Submission/dominance:  A/10
Sociability: A
Elevation/Forgiveness:  A (forgave immediately)
Pain Threshold:  Pulled at 1, cried at 3
Retrieve Drive:  Investigated the balls but came back without it
Gun shyness: A
Fighting Drive:  "Started" with the can but did go up to it, not interested in the tug
Maze: 
Conformation:
Head:  Good ear set, adequate stop, good bite broad head
Structure:  Good front, nice wither, good length of leg, good top line, good croup, good length of tail, chest high, adequate thigh, nice bone, good hocks, nice sickle
Movement:  
Temperament:     soft
Exceptional Qualities  Excellent over all structure.

Tina's additional comments: 

This pup has the potential to be a real show stopper!! She could be the nicest smooth, solid black I have seen in a long time!! What a natural! Even though she is soft & submissive, she is a good worker when properly motivated. This girl will be more then willing to comply with her new family's desire for some extra attention. 


Dual Plush Female

Red Collared Dual Female
Bi-Black Sable



(Now residing in New Jersey)

Human Interaction:  A/ snuggled
Submission/Dominance: A/10
Sociability: A
Elevation/Forgiveness:  A
Pain Threshold:  Pulled at 4 / cried at 5
Retrieve Drive:  Not interested in ball
Gun shyness:  A
Fighting Drive:  Didn't like can, not interested in tug
Maze: B
Conformation:
Head:  Good ear set, good stop, good bite, nice head
Structure: Slight wither, low stationed, nice top line, good croup, good length of tail, just border lined short coupled, chest high and slightly shallow, good front, ample thigh, good hocks, good sickle, ample bone
 Movement:   
Temperament:    Soft
Exceptional Qualities  Sweet, loving personality

Tina's additional comments: 

What a happy - playful puppy! She will make an excellent pet for someone that is looking for an outstanding - extremely intelligent companion! Although low stationed, and slightly lacking in "show' attributes, she will still turn a lot of heads! She is just adorable, with an exceptionally sweet-loving attitude that will steal many hearts.

 


Tina's Final Comments on the Litter:

I was very impressed with the overall quality of this litter! I hope that many of these pups will be utilized to their full potential, making their parents proud! The wide range of temperaments, from very soft to hard, was expected and proves the value of LER's. Properly placed with the right owners, these puppies will soon become great ambassadors for our breed!!

Note:  The temperament portion of this litter evaluation was held outside in raw 30 degree weather. The human participants were shivering and many of the spectators took refuge in their vehicles. Although Tina was able to  note some movement on individual pups during the Temperament Testing, a full evaluation was not possible due to the freezing rain and heavy snow that fell overnight, and kept falling most of the next morning.

 

 

 

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